Theory & Playing Classes | dhhow music: studio for advanced music studies

Theory & Playing Classes


2016 – 2017

Regularly scheduled monthly Theory & Playing classes run from September through May. These classes include theory, music history, music appreciation, ear training, sight singing, sight reading, music theory games, and preparation for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Theory (Written) Exams and for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Academic (Written Theory) Assessments. Students also have the opportunity to perform pieces or technical studies from their current repertoire.

All students are expected to attend a minimum of six Theory & Playing Classes, between the beginning of September and the beginning of March, in preparation for Certificate of Merit Theory Exams, and additional classes in preparation for Royal Conservatory Theory Assessments. The fee per class will appear on your statement each month that your child attends a Theory & Playing Class. If you cannot attend one of your scheduled classes, just let me know; I will try to reschedule you to a different group that month.

Theory & Playing Class Fees include the use of circulating studio sight reading books, studio ear-training CDs, music theory games, test-preparation materials, and photocopying expenses for practice theory tests and review worksheets. Theory & Playing Class Fees do not include the cost of or CM/MDP Theory/History/Harmony Workbooks/Textbooks or MDP Melody Playback and Rhythm Clapback books; these items will be invoiced on your monthly billing statement when distributed. (I am trying to implement a trade-in system for the MDP Melody Playback and Rhythm Clapback books.)

We may also have special composition workshops scheduled throughout the year.

Classes are typically on Sunday afternoons and scheduled around various events, such as examinations, competitions, and festivals.

Theory & Playing Classes are listed on the Lesson & Event Calendar.

CM = MTAC Certificate of Merit
MDP = Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

Group 1
Sally – CM Prep • MDP Prep A
Alessandra – CM Prep • MDP Prep A
Aiden –  CM Prep • MDP Prep A
Marcus – CM Prep? • MDP Prep B
Veronica – CM Prep • MDP 1
Audrey W. – CM Prep • MDP Prep B
Sophia –  CM Prep • MDP Prep B
Sakura – CM Prep • MDP Prep B
Eugene – CM Prep/1 • MDP 1

Group 2
Mabel – CM Prep • MDP Prep A
Mailey – CM Prep • MDP Prep B
Alex – CM 1 • MDP 1
Luke – CM 1 • MDP 1
Samantha – CM 1 • MDP 1
Katie – CM 1 • MDP 1
Chance – CM 1 • MDP 1
Raine – CM 1/2 • MDP ?
Amber  – CM 2/3 • MDP 3
Arianna – CM 2/3 • MDP 3

Group 3
Summer – CM 3 • MDP 3 • MDP Preparatory Rudiments
Keilin – CM 4 • MDP ? • MDP Preparatory Rudiments
Elia – CM 4 • MDP ? • MDP Preparatory Rudiments
Connor – CM 4 • MDP 4 • MDP Preparatory Rudiments
Micha (Guitar) – MDP Basic Rudiments
Johnathan – MDP 4 • MDP Basic Rudiments
Allison – CM 6 • MDP 6 • MDP Basic Rudiments
Hana – CM 6 • MDP 6 • MDP Basic Rudiments
Reina – CM 6 • MDP 6 • MDP Basic Rudiments
Shannon – CM 7 • MDP 7 • MDP Basic Rudiments

Group 4
Ethan (Clarinet) – MDP Intermediate Rudiments
Fiona – CM 6 • MDP 6 • MDP Intermediate Rudiments
Avery – CM 6 • MDP 8 • MDP Intermediate Rudiments
Rachel – No CM • MDP 8 • MDP Intermediate Rudiments
William – CM 8 • MDP 8 • MDP Advanced Rudiments
Audrey Y. – CM 8 • MDP 8 • MDP Advanced Rudiments

Group 5
Andrew (Violin) – MDP History 1/2
Kielor (Violin) – MDP History 1/2
Matthew C. –  No CM • MDP 9/10 • MDP History 1/2
Megan – CM Panel (Theory Exempt) • MDP History 1/2
Kyle – No CM • MDP 10 • MDP History 1/2

Group 6
Peter – CM Theory Exempt
Yujung – CM Panel (Theory Exempt) • MDP Theory Exempt


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